Billy Wagner stories in the SI Vault

Sleeping Like Angels By Tim Kurkjian, August 19, 1996 California needs more than just a new manager to end its yearlong doldrums, The Astros' rising relief star.

Astro Physics By Michael Bamberger, September 20, 1999 To understand how Houston closer Billy Wagner can throw a baseball 100 mph, you've got to examine the dynamics of his rural upbringing.

Q&A: Billy Wagner With Ben Reiter, March 13, 2006 The Mets pitcher on his favorite NYC food and life in the big city. Bringing the Heat By Aditi Kinkhabwala, May 17, 2006 The Mets' Billy Wagner isn't afraid to speak his mind.

MLB Players Poll By SI Staff, June 26, 2007 Who is the hardest-throwing pitcher in baseball?

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